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Plextor Announces USB-Powered Portable DVD Burner.

USB Bus-Power DVD Recorder Eliminates Need for Electrical Outlets, Allows Users to Roam Freely

FREMONT, Calif. -- Plextor[R] LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced its second-generation ultra-portable DVDOR/RW CD-R/RW multi-drive. Available immediately, the pocket-sized PX-608CU measures 15.9mm high and weighs just 250g (less than nine ounces), which makes it one of the smallest portable DVD writers available in the world. The PX-608CU is ideal for mobile laptop users and others who require a modern, stylish, and compact DVD burner to use anywhere.

Numerous enhancements have been made to the PX-608CU, most notably the addition of USB bus-power for both maximum convenience and true plug-and-play usability. There is generally no need for an external power supply, although the PX-608CU retail package does include an AC-adapter for systems that may not meet USB power requirements. The redesigned clamshell chassis is both portable and stylish. The PX-608CU is also RoHS compliant, satisfying the regulatory requirements of European Union markets.

"The PX-608CU breaks new ground for DVD burners by eliminating the need for an AC power source beyond the USB connection, which allows the drive to pull power from most attached computer systems, whether desktop or laptop," said Michael Arbisi, vice president of channel sales for Plextor. "Of course, the PX-608CU also retains the most important and popular functions of its predecessor, including 5X DVD-RAM for removable data storage applications. This means mobile computer users can use the PX-608CU as a lightweight, high-capacity, removable data storage device."

PX-608CU Ultra-Portable DVDOR/RW Drive

The PX-608CU multi-drive delivers fast DVD recording speeds of 8X DVDOR on single-layer media, 4X DVDOR on Double-Layer and Dual-Layer (DL) media, and 5X DVD-RAM. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 8X max DVD-ROM, 24X CD-R/RW/ROM. DVDOVR is supported for direct disc recording, while DVD+RW background format eliminates the need to manually format a DVD+RW disc.

The PX-608CU features a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for easy connections to Microsoft[R] Windows[R]-based PCs. The PX-608CU drive features a 2MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking.

Plextor Software Bundle for Windows

Plextor's bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive functionality for Windows computers. The PX-608CU drive ships with the award-winning Roxio[R] Easy Media Creator[TM] 8 software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD.

Pricing and Availability

Plextor's PX-608CU drive ships to distributors in North and South America in February 2007, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $169.00 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support.

About Plextor

Plextor LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1990, Plextor has introduced generations of award-winning products, including digital video converters and CD-R/RW, DVDOR/RW, and Blu-ray optical disk drives. Contact Plextor at

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